Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Posted by Thomas Brown | Dec 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

In November 2022, voters approved an amendment to Maryland's constitution legalizing the adult use of recreational marijuana. The legislature must pass legislation governing licensing, regulation, and taxation to allow adults to buy marijuana starting July 1, 2023. Starting in January 2023, poss...

Cecil County Immigration Lawyer

Posted by Thomas Brown | Jul 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have affiliated with Cecil County immigration lawyer Christina Harris-Schlecker to assist with non-U.S. citizen individuals charged with crimes. The immigration/deportation consequences for non U.S. citizens charged with criminal offenses can be very harsh and it is important to throughly analy...

Immigration and Criminal Law

Posted by Thomas Brown | Jan 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has never been more critical for non-citizens to have proper immigration advice when facing criminal charges. The new Administration has stated that it will become very aggressive by attempting to deport non-citizens convicted of certain crimes. Green card holders are not exempt from possible...

Attempted Murder Charge Dismissed

Posted by Thomas Brown | Jul 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two weeks ago, the State dismissed all charges including attempted murder and first degree assault charges against my client involving a shooting at a local motel. There were evidentiary issues related to statements and cell phones that we raised, and the State elected not to proceed with the cas...

New DUI Sanctions-Interlock for All? Noah's Law

Posted by Thomas Brown | Jun 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

When charged with DUI or DWI, it is important to understand that there are administrative sanctions that occur even if a person is never convicted in court. There are also administrative sanctions and penalties that may occur after a conviction that involve point assessments as well as the new pr...

To Blow or Not to Blow-DUI License Suspension

Posted by Thomas Brown | Apr 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

There seems to be a lot of confusion from clients regarding their license suspension when charged with driving under the influence or driving while impaired. Adding to the confusion, is what happens to the out of state drivers licensed in another State. Here's a brief overview. TEST REFUSAL-a Ma...

Blog Update

Posted by Thomas Brown | Mar 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been over a year since my last post so I will be updating my blog with the latest local news related to criminal law/DUI, recent cases as well as some off topic (OT) issues that may be of interest. My goal is to keep this updated and relevant. There are now two judicial openings in Cecil ...

DUI and CDL Drivers

Posted by Thomas Brown | Jun 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have recently encountered several CDL license holders charged with DUI while driving a non-commercial vehicle. Navigating through the court system and MVA can be a minefield of problems and issues in an attempt to preserve the CDL. MVA has become very aggressive in monitoring MVA hearings and ...

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) may not require individuals to register as sex offenders in Maryland, when the State of Maryland has imposed no such requirement.

Posted by Thomas Brown | Jul 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

On June 30, 2014, the Court of Appeals of Maryland held that offenders who are not required to register as sex offenders by the state of Maryland cannot be required by federal law to do so. Like the courts of several other states, including Ohio, Maine, and Indiana, Maryland's highest court found...

Supreme Court-Warrant Required for Cell Phone Search

Posted by Thomas Brown | Jun 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a "sweeping embrace of digital privacy," the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a search warrant prior to examining the contents of a cell phone they have taken from an individual after they have been arrested. According to the Court, the digital information contained on a...

Federal Marijuana Case-Equal Justice

Posted by Thomas Brown | Oct 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The view of at least one federal judge in Maryland regarding federal prosecution of serious marijuana cases citing that "equal justice" mandated a lesser sentence than the sentencing guidelines. news/maryland/crime/blog/bs- md-ci-marijuana-sentence-reduced-20131028,0...

Drug Distribution Charges Dismissed

Posted by Thomas Brown | Sep 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

On September 6, 2012 at a motions hearing in the Circuit Court for Cecil County, the State dismissed three counts of crack cocaine distribution charges against my client. The case involved alleged hand-to-hand buys by a confidential informant; however, the State elected not to proceed when substa...

Speeding Ticket-Cecil County, Maryland-I--95

Posted by Thomas Brown | Jun 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maryland State Police continue the aggressive enforcement of speeding violations on I-95 in Cecil County, MD. These charges can impact your ability to drive, employment and insurance rates. To contest these charges or attempt to avoid a conviction, reduction of the fine and points, please note:...

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